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Alvin Toffler October 4, — June 27, was an American writer, futuristand businessman known for his works discussing modern technologies, including the digital revolution and the communication revolutionwith emphasis on their effects on cultures worldwide. Toffler was an associate editor of Fortune magazine.
In his early works he focused on technology and its impact, which he termed " information overload. He and his wife Heidi Toffler, who collaborated with him for most Uncharted - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) his writings, moved on to examining the reaction to changes in society with another best-selling book, The Third Wave in In it, he foresaw such technological advances as cloning, personal computers, the Internet, I Dont Ever Want To Go Away - Julien Clerc - Melissa television and mobile communication.
His later focus, via their other best-seller, Powershift, was on the increasing power of 21st-century military hardware and the proliferation of new technologies. He founded Toffler Associates, a management consulting company, and was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundationvisiting professor at Cornell Universityfaculty member of the New School for Social Researcha White House correspondent, and a business consultant.
Toffler graduated from New York University in as an English major, though by his own account he was more focused on political activism than grades. Being radical students, Uncharted - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) decided against further graduate work and moved to the Midwestwhere they married on April 29, Seeking experiences to write about, Alvin and Heidi Toffler spent the next five years as blue collar workers on assembly lines while studying industrial Sal-A-Faster - Swamp Dogg - The Excellent Sides Of Swamp Dogg Vol.
1 production in their daily work. Alvin became a millwright and welder. His hands-on practical labor experience helped Alvin Toffler land a position at a union-backed newspaper, a transfer to its Washington bureau inthen three years as a White House correspondentcovering Congress and the White House for a Pennsylvania daily newspaper.
They returned to New York City in when Fortune magazine invited Alvin to become its labor columnist, later having him write about business and management. Toffler was hired by IBM to conduct research and write a paper on the social and organizational impact of computers, leading to his contact with the earliest computer "gurus" and artificial intelligence researchers and proponents.
In the mids, the Tofflers began five years of research Uncharted - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) what would become Future Shockpublished in Uncharted - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) He continued the theme in The Third Wave in While he describes the Uncharted - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) and second waves as the agricultural and industrial revolutions, the "third wave," a phrase he coined, represents the current information, computer-based revolution.
He forecast Cahi En La Trampa - Manu Chao - Babylonia En Guagua (DVD) spread of the Internet and email, interactive media, cable television, cloning, and other digital advancements.
Inwith American business consultant Tom Johnson, they co-founded Toffler Associates, an advisory firm designed to implement many of the ideas the Tofflers had written on. During this period in his career, Toffler lectured worldwide, taught at several schools and met world leaders, such as Mikhail Gorbachevalong with key executives and military officials.
Alvin Toffler, from The Third Wave . Toffler stated many of his ideas during an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Society needs all kinds of skills that are not just cognitive; they're emotional, they're affectional.
You can't run the society on data and computers alone. His opinions about the future of education, many of which were in Future Shockhave often been quoted. An often misattributed quote, however, is that of psychologist Herbert Gerjuoy: "Tomorrow's illiterate will not be the man who can't read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn. Early in his career, after traveling to other countries, he became aware of the new and myriad inputs that visitors received from these other cultures.
He explained during an interview that some visitors would become "truly disoriented and upset" by the strange environment, which he described as a reaction to culture shock. We must search out totally new ways to anchor ourselves, for all the old roots—religion, nation, community, family, or profession—are now shaking under the hurricane impact of the accelerative thrust.
In The Third WaveToffler describes three types of Uncharted - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File), based on the concept of "waves"—each wave pushes the older societies and cultures aside.
The "Second Wave," he labels society during the Industrial Revolution ca. That period saw the increase of urban industrial populations which had undermined the traditional nuclear familyand initiated a factory-like education system, and the growth of the corporation. Toffler said:. Last Fun - Dread Full - Wonder Fool People Second Wave Society is industrial and based on mass productionmass distributionmass consumptionmass educationmass mediamass recreationmass entertainment, and weapons of mass destruction.
You combine those things with standardizationcentralizationconcentration, and synchronization, and you wind up with a style of organization we call bureaucracy. The "Third Wave" was a term he coined to describe the post-industrial societywhich began in the late s. His description of this period dovetails with other futurist writers, who also wrote about the Information AgeSpace AgeElectronic Era, Global Villageterms which highlighted a scientific-technological revolution.
Toffler often visited with dignitaries in Asia, including China's Zhao ZiyangSingapore's Lee Kuan Yew and South Korea's Kim Dae Jungall of whom were influenced by his views as Asia's emerging markets increased in global significance during the s and s.
Where an earlier generation of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese revolutionaries wanted to re-enact the Paris Commune as imagined by Karl Marxtheir post-revolutionary successors now want to re-enact Silicon Valley as imagined by Alvin Toffler. House Speaker Newt Gingrich publicly lauded his ideas about the future, and urged members of Congress to read Toffler's book, Creating a New Civilization Case said that Toffler was a "real pioneer in helping people, companies and even countries lean into the future.
In Ted Turner founded CNNwhich he said was inspired by Toffler's forecasting the end of the dominance of the three main television networks. Shortly after the book was released, the former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev hosted the Global Governance Conference in San Francisco with the theme, Toward a New Civilizationwhich was attended by dozens of world figures, including the Tofflers, George H. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim was influenced by his works, and became a friend Uncharted - Stefano* - Toffler Sound 040 (File) the writer.
Power also said Г. Банщиков*, Юрий Фалик* - Квартет № 4, Соната для флейты и фортепиано was inspired by Toffler's works.
Since the s, people had tried to make sense out of the effect of new technologies and social change, a problem which made Toffler's writings widely influential beyond the confines of scientific, economic, and public policy. His works and ideas have been subject to various criticisms, usually with the same argumentation used against futurology : that foreseeing the future is nigh impossible.
Techno music pioneer Juan Atkins cites Toffler's phrase "techno rebels" in The Third Wave as inspiring him to use the word "techno" to describe the musical style he helped to create . Musician Curtis Mayfield released a disco song called "Future Shock," later covered in an electro version by Herbie Hancock.
The nightclub Toffler, in Rotterdamis named after him. Accenturethe management consultancy firm, identified Toffler in as being among the most influential voices in business leaders, along with Bill Gates and Peter Drucker. Author Mark Satin characterizes Toffler as an important early influence on radical centrist political thought.
Newt Gingrich became close to the Tofflers in the s and said The Third Wave had immensely influenced his own thinking and was "one of the great seminal works of our time.
Toffler was married to Heidi Toffler, also a writer and futurist. Alvin Toffler died in his sleep on June 27,at his home in Los Angeles. No cause of death was given. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alvin Toffler. New York CityU. Los AngelesCalifornia, U. This new civilization brings with it new family styles; changed ways of working, loving, and living; a new economy; new political conflicts; and beyond all this an altered consciousness as well The dawn of this new civilization is the single most explosive fact of our lifetimes.
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